2010 DW 5 Spot > 2011 DW 5 Spot slightly
Very close battle, but after riding them back to back since March 1, 2012 I am coming to that conclusion. I still love them both, but the 2010 wins out slightly.
Revelation RLT ti 150mm 20mm Maxle
I-9s on Flows. Nobby Nic Front, Mutano raptor Rear
X0 cranks, 2x10 shifters and rear deraileur
Hope Mini M4s
Gravity Dropper with my 2001 Specialized BG Saddle
Pushed Fox Vanilla, 140, QR9 1-1/8 steer tube
Dave's Speeddreams Chris Kings on Stans 355s, WTB Stout Front, Panaracer Rampage Rear
3x9 X9 Shifters and rear deraileur
Hope Tech X2s
I had my Van 36 on the 2011 for a bit but that did not work out that well for me.
I think the wheelsets should be a push. The 10 speed drive train might be the biggest difference but I am not ready to invest in another drivetrain. I basically moved everything over from my 2008 spot to the 2011.
Thoughts on what I might be the difference? I should try the same tires on both bikes.
I think that the 2010 works slightly better for more XC stuff and needs careful attention on the high speed downs. The 2011 just goes on the high speed downs. It really finds its way well. The more I am writing, maybe I just need a different saddle on the 2011.
Enough ramblings. Anyone have any thoughts?